Advanced Math Pathways
Students in 3rd through 12th grade may register for our free Advanced Math Pathways program.
During the Spring 2024 semester, we will meet Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:30 to 5
p.m. in the Purdue Polytechnic High School maker space on the far east end of the
ground floor of the old Studebaker building at 635 S Lafayette Blvd in South Bend.
Students may either work through the components of our Advanced Math Pathways
program, or they may pursue an alternative independent study program.
Application and Registration:
To get started, schedule an interview with Amanda Serenevy (email@example.com
/ 574-339-9111). Students will also need to be registered using the link below.
Online Registration Form
Location: Purdue Polytechnic High School (635 S Lafayette Blvd, South Bend)
Advanced Math Pathways Program Overview
The goal of this program is to provide access to educational pathways leading to STEM
careers by giving students a chance to work on math at an accelerated pace.
- Raising Accustomed Work Level. Students are required to complete a baseline
level of work every week, and are challenged to complete two or three times this
amount of work. Students are coached to be individually responsible for completing
assignments and for logging their progress each week, and they do most work in
small groups or independently. Every week includes problem solving with a solution
writing requirement, skill practice work, quiz preparation, and an enrichment
experience involving art, programming, or measurement.
- Learning for Mastery. Students are required to pass a sequence of 20 quizzes
for each grade level to show mastery of key math concepts, usually attempting to
pass several quizzes per week on quiz day. Students retake versions of these
quizzes until they pass with a score of at least 85\%. Quizzes go well beyond
operation fluency, requiring students to demonstrate conceptual understanding and
number sense by drawing models and explaining different methods for
- STEM Enrichment. Students participate in STEM enrichment opportunities each
week. These activities are designed to expose students to STEM careers, and to
allow them to develop skill sets important for these careers.